The life and wisdom of Albert Einstein was the result of his innate curiosity.
He had a willingness to ask questions about the strange mysteries in the world and see where finding answers lead him.
That curiosity was rooted in one thing: wonder.
This first time it happened, he was sick in bed as a kid when his father gave him a compass. He was fascinated with how the needle moved and was determined to understand how it worked. This was the spark–a simple act of wondering–that lead to a lifetime of revolutionary ideas.
The New York Times, reporting on Einstein’s death, wrote the most beautiful words that describe his approach to life:
Man stands on this diminutive earth, gazes at the myriad of stars and upon billowing ocean and tossing trees–and wonders. What does it all mean? How did it come about? The most thoughtful wonderer who appeared among us in three centuries has passed on in the person of Albert Einstein.
“The most thoughtful wonderer...”